Painting Without the Mess – A Homeschool Crew Review

My girls love to paint. They love the way it turns out when it is dry and ready to hang on the wall. But I have a confession. As much as I love their artwork, I avoid pulling out the paint in fear of the cleanup that is soon to follow! Do you feel this same way? At The Pencil Grip, Inc. they have found a way to allow the painting without the mess!

Last year we got to play around with their Kwik Stix and fell in love! But this year, we got to try their newest item, the Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors. So, what is the big deal with this? Well, if you don't mind cleaning paint off everything and always needing a paint shirt handy when your kids get a creative flair, nothing. But if you are looking for a way to allow your kids to enjoy painting without the mess, you NEED the Thin Stix.

Thin Stix are Non-Toxic Solid Tempera Paint in a stick. The texture of these is like a glue stick, but with color! It is simple to use these, all you need to do is take the cap off, twist up the paint and go. You don't need water, you don't need brushes, you just need the Stix and something to use them on.

The Thin Stix can be used on many surfaces. You can use them on paper, cardboard, rocks, almost anything you could paint on, you can color with the Thin Stix. And there is no need to have a separate spot for hanging everything to dry. These little beauties will dry within 90 seconds, and Ray Ray was the one who decided to try that out, with great results!

The difference between the Thin Stix and the original Kwik Stix is the size. I would compare the original Kwik Stix to a regular glue stick and the Thin Stix is like a marker. While Little Miss had a blast with the Kwik Stix, she is in love with the slimmer style of the Thin Stix. She now has no problem letting Baby Girl play with the Kwik Stix.

When it comes to painting, I love giving my kids the chance to paint with the brushes and the mess, when I am ready for it. When creativity sparks and they want something other than a marker or crayon, I can give them the Thin Stix and let them go crazy! We end up with a mess of fun on the table, but I can clean up with their help in under 5 minutes, as long as we don't lose a cap! All we need to do is find the cover, place it on, put it in the box and hang up the picture. A quick wipe of the table and we are set for the next adventure. There were no brushes to clean, no clothes to spray and no worries of drips or drops anywhere where they weren't supposed to be!

If you are looking for a fun way for your kids to paint without the mess, a way for them to be creative without you worrying about the drips or drops, Thin Stix are for you and your kids! Little Miss loves the feel of the new Thin Stix in her hands, Ray Ray fights for a chance to use them, they are love in our house!


No Mess Art with Thin Stix Classic Colors {The Pencil Grip, Inc. Reviews}
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